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Wednesday Quickies: Hope for MLB Season Edition

There is some growing optimism that the MLB may start their 2020 season this summer

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MLB: Spring Training-Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago White Sox Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

There might be hope for the 2020 MLB season after all.

Bob Nightengale, a columnist with USA Today, wrote yesterday that MLB officials are cautiously optimistic that the season will start in late June and no later than July 2, allowing for a 100-game season.

Part of the plan also includes teams playing in their own stadiums, which is a change from a plan that was reported a few weeks ago in which teams would play in multiple stadiums in Arizona. The plan is also for the teams to play without fans, according to Nightengale.

The MLB would also realign with a three division, 10-team alignment that emphasizes geography. Teams would only play the other teams in their division.

It’s an interesting plan to bring baseball back in about two months, provided that medical officials approve the plan and more testing is available to the general public. The MLB could be one of the first major pro sports leagues to return if things work out with this plan and one would imagine the television ratings will be through the roof.

Obviously things are going to change, probably day-to-day, but this is interesting to see how the MLB plans to bring the season back.

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I can't wait for football either.

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Exactly when in the fall is the question.

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COVID-19 forcing UK Football to improvise summer training - Cats Pause

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NCAA group proposing NIL changes for college athletics - SI

It looks like this may end up happening.

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Daishen Nix headed to G-League over UCLA - ESPN

Another top recruit is headed to the G-League.

Isiah Thomas wants everyone to know he was hit more than MJ - Yahoo

Isiah wants to make sure everyone knows he was hit more than anyone.